Librivox recording of Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Arthur Ransome is best known for his Swallows and Amazons series of children’s books. This is the only example of his fiction in the public domain in the United States. These stories are all from Russian folklore, some comparatively well-known, others less so. Ransome spent some years in Russia as a newspaper correspondent for the Daily News and the Manchester Guardian and was peripherally involved... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children's books, Russian folklore, short stories, fairy tales Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
These are the gritty originals of a few of the stories collected by the Brothers Grimm. They lack the "improvements" made by later redactors. Rapunzel becomes pregnant by the prince. The wicked queen in Snow White dies wearing red hot steel slippers. There is no fairy godmother or pumpkin coach in Cinderella. The step sisters use self mutilation to fit into the gold slipper (not glass). At the end of the story they are blinded. I believe the translation credit for these stories... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Grimm, fairy tales, traditional German stories, children's stories Source: www.storyspieler.com
THE SEALED BOOK The Sealed Book was a radio series of mystery and terror tales, produced and directed by Jock MacGregor for the Mutual network. Between March 18 and September 9, 1945, the melodramatic anthology series was broadcast on Sundays from 10:30pm to 11:00pm. Each week, after "the sound of the great gong," host Philip Clarke observed that the mysteriously silent "keeper of the book has opened the ponderous door to the secret vault wherein is kept the great sealed book, in... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, The Sealed Book,...
MAMA BLOOM'S BROOD This early series (circa 1934) combines elements of the soap opera with those of the situation comedy. The episodes are fifteen minutes long and serialized as well as having a domestic focus, tending to place the show in the soap opera genre. But the treatment of plot and character is light-hearted and humorous, similar to what is found in the myriad of sitcoms that sprang up during radio's golden age. Papa Bloom (Jake) has reached retirement age, and with some astute help... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Mama Bloom's Brood,...
SEARS RADIO THEATER Sears Radio Theater was a radio drama anthology series which ran weeknightly on CBS Radio in 1979, sponsored by the Sears chain. Often paired with The CBS Radio Mystery Theater during its first season, the program offered a different genre of drama for each day's broadcast. In 1980, the program moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System and became the Mutual Radio Theater. The Mutual series broadcast repeats from the CBS run until September 1980, when a short season of new... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Sears Radio Theater,...
Mary Beth Hughes, about to be married to Hugh Beaumont, receives a visit from his previous wife, who was presumed dead. And then the woman is found murdered. The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Hugh Beaumont, Mary Beth Hughes, murder
Librivox recording of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , by Mark Twain. Read by Annie Coleman . Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) by Mark Twain is one of the truly great American novels, beloved by children, adults, and literary critics alike. The book tells the story of "Huck" Finn (first introduced as Tom Sawyer's sidekick in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ), his friend Jim, and their journey down the Mississippi River on a raft. Both are on the run, Huck from his drunk and abusive... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, twain, huckleberry, finn Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Sally Gasco (short for "gas company") and her mother make tuna rarebit for their young boy guests. Thanks to their gas stove, this process is quick and easy. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC . favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: food, sponsored film
Backstage with Fatty Arbuckle, a nice print of a simple little comedy from 1919. Mable Norman costars. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: silent, comedy, arbuckle, Norman, theater
Follows a young woman through her clerical training and job search. Shows pre-World War II offices and office workers, primarily women. One of Coronet's earliest educational films. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Social guidance, Occupations: Clerical, Gender roles
HERE ARE SOME WONDERFUL EPISODES OF THE CBC RADIO SHOW "NIGHTFALL" A WONDERFUL RADIO PROGRAM FROM THE 1980'S- ENJOY! *There will be more episodes to come so check back soon! favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: NIGHTFALL, OTR, CANADIAN RADIO SHOW, HORROR OLD TIME RADIO, CBC
In its time, "The Birth of a Nation" was a masterpiece. Its racist undertones and revisionism are quite disturbing, but it is still worth watching for its historical influence. IMDb entry: http://imdb.com/title/tt0004972/ favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews ) Topics: D.W. Griffith, The Clansman, Silent, pdmovies
Perhaps one of the most disturbing films in the Prelinger collection. Do you really want to see your meat being prepared? favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews ) Topics: Food industry: Meat production, Minnesota (History and culture), Animals: Pigs